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BCPFS5002A

Design fire hydrant and hose reel systems

Unit Descriptor This unit of competency specifies the outcomes required to design fire hydrant, hose reel and storage systems to Australian and New Zealand standards, the Building Code of Australia (BCA) and other relevant legislative requirements in order to meet fire protection standards.

ELEMENTPERFORMANCE CRITERIA
1 . Evaluate design parameters.
  1. Scope of work is established for fire hydrants, hose reels and distribution systems for wide span and high-rise building projects.

  2. Design requirements are determined from plans, specifications and client briefs.

  3. Cost-benefit analysis is conducted comparing a range of pipe materials and system designs.

  4. Fire department, statutory and regulatory requirements and Australian and New Zealand standards for the design of fire hydrants, hose reels and distribution systems are analysed, interpreted and applied.

  5. Manufacturer requirements and trade, technical and sizing manuals are interpreted.

  6. Additional research including a desktop study is conducted to outline design parameters.

  7. Flow and pressure tests are conducted.

  8. Performance requirements are established.

2 . Plan and detail system components.
  1. Layout of pipework and type and location of fittings and valves are planned.

  2. Type, location and requirements for backflow prevention devices are detailed.

  3. Pipe sizes, velocities, flows and pressures are calculated for a range of applications.

  4. Approved materials, jointing methods and installation requirements are specified.

  5. Hydrant booster, standpipe and hose reel assemblies are detailed.

  6. Thrust blocks are designed for a range of applications.

  7. Pipe fixings are designed for a range of applications.

  8. Pump, pump controls and pumproom requirements are sized and detailed.

  9. Water storage systems are designed and detailed.

3 . Design and size systems.
  1. Fire hydrant and hose reel systems are designed for a range of wide span and high-rise building applications.

  2. Combined water supply, fire hydrant, hose reel and sprinkler systems are designed for a range of wide span and high-rise building applications.

  3. A range of delivery systems is designed.

  4. Fire hydrant and hose reel systems are designed and sized using computer software packages.

4 . Prepare documentation.
  1. Plans are prepared for a range of fire hydrant and hose reel systems.

  2. A block plan is prepared for the booster cabinet in accordance with Australian and New Zealand standards.

  3. A specification for a fire hydrant and hose reel system is prepared.

  4. A testing and commissioning schedule is prepared.

  5. An operation and maintenance manual is produced.





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Range Statement

Scope of work :

Design requirements may include:

Cost-benefit analysis may include:

Statutory and regulatory requirements may include:

Australian and New Zealand standards may include:

Manufacturer requirements may include:

Desktop study may include collection and interpretation of existing data for design purposes from:

Flow and pressure tests may include:

Performance requirements include:

Layout of pipework systems may include:

Fittings and valves may include:

Materials may include:

Jointing methods may include:

Installation requirements may include:

Booster and standpipe assemblies may include:

Hose reel assemblies may include:

Thrust blocks design elements may include:

Pipe fixings may include:

Pump, pump controls and pumproom requirements may include:

Water storage systems may include:

Delivery systems may include:

Plans :

Specification may include:

Testing may include:

Commissioning schedule may include:

Operation and maintenance manual may include:


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